ERIC Number: ED179991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Artistic Development in the Early School Years: A Cross-Media Study of Storytelling, Drawing, and Clay Modelling. Technical Report No. 8.
Ives, S. William; And Others
To study the development of artistry across media, 45 kindergarten, first, and third grade children were given tasks in the media of drawing, clay, and storytelling. The tasks included spontaneous production, completion of a work, assembly of a work from numerous component parts, and copying a completed work. The spontaneous tasks were repeated for two more years with the same children. Products were rated on competence, flavorfulness, and uniqueness. Working styles were also analyzed using a variety of measures. Different developmental patterns were found in each medium. A large number of consistent trends in both product ratings and working style scores supported the notion of families of media: storytelling on one hand and drawing and clay on the other. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Harvard Project Zero.